Archive for the ‘Tech Talk Tuesday’ Category

Troubleshooting: PHPMyAdmin Import 500 Error and Rackspace

Posted on: July 12th, 2016

Here’s a fun little issue that didn’t take a newer developer more than 2.5 hours to figure out! Let’s say you plan to migrate a site from another host to Rackspace Cloud Sites, so you grab the files from the ftp server and move them over to the new host. You then retrieve either an unzipped, zipped, or gzipped download of the database and begin to import that database into PHPMyAdmin. After a few seconds, you get a white screen, with the sidebar still on Read More

Tips and Tricks: What We Pick Up Along The Way Part 1

Posted on: June 28th, 2016

Developers on all sides of the coding table run into walls on a rather regular basis, particularly entry-level developers. We tend to frequently need help but because the workloads never cease, we have to very quickly learn how to handle our problems alone. Of course, that’s not to say that 100% of issues should be handled solo. We can never be afraid to ask our wiser coworkers for help or at the very least a push in the right direction. The Read More

Simplifying MySQL statements using PHP

Posted on: June 22nd, 2016

MySQL statements can be complicated, and writing them can sometimes be quite tedious. Today I want to talk about a simple technique to help improve readability and cut down modifications for MySQL statements in PHP, such as, INSERT and UPDATE. This method requires some knowledge of PHP and MySQL. We will be using an array of data and PHP’s implode function to help cut down on the need to write out the entire statement.  Implode is an awesome function. It allows us to Read More

Getting Started With Angular2 Using Docker Compose

Posted on: June 7th, 2016

  Update 2016/11/13: The git repository that goes along this article has been updated for the latest post-release version of Angular, which is 2.1.1.  The original article used 2.0.0-rc1, and that version can be found at the corresponding tag. AngularJS is a popular javascript framework that can help to mitigate complexity on the front-end of your web application.  The most basic way that Angular does this is by providing out-of-the-box databinding so that the changes in your application’s data can be Read More

Become a Nerd! Basic Data Type Cheat Sheet

Posted on: May 3rd, 2016

A basic understanding of data types is essential in computer science and programming. You have to know what kind of data you are dealing with in order to know what to do with it! Below you will find a very basic breakdown of the different data types and what kind of data they represent. The specifics of data types used by different languages can vary slightly, but the basics remain the same. Char A char (short for character) is essentially Read More